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Extra: IDA launches resource guide; A+E airs “History, Herstory”

IDA, NEA launch resource guide for filmmakers The International Documentary Association (IDA) and National Endowment for the Arts have launched a comprehensive research guide for documentary filmmakers working on journalistic projects. Titled ...
March 2, 2018

IDA, NEA launch resource guide for filmmakers

The International Documentary Association (IDA) and National Endowment for the Arts have launched a comprehensive research guide for documentary filmmakers working on journalistic projects.

Titled “Mapping the Documentary-Journalism Landscape”, the guide is designed to bring imperative journalistic information to the hands of filmmakers, helping inform the decisions they must make every day.

Covered in the resource guide are what rights the First Amendment guarantees, what rights to privacy people can expect, and what ethical decisions must often be made when telling the story of someone else’s life.

Sections begin with a brief summary of the topic, highlighting the main points and detailing specific steps a filmmaker might take when encountering issues related to that subject matter. Links to additional resources are also provided.

The guide, which can be accessed here, is made in partnership with the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the University of Missouri.

“The Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism was founded to educate young professionals entering the documentary field in the ways that the science of journalism can aid the art of the documentary,” said Stacey Woelfel, director of the Murray Center, in a statement. “This partnership with the IDA and NEA to build a permanent guide for filmmakers to find answers to their journalistic questions is a natural next step for our program.”

“History, Herstory” begins airing on A+E 

A+E Networks has launched a cross-channel short-form series that documents and celebrates prominent women throughout history.

In honor of ‘Women’s History Month’, A+E sister channels History and Lifetime partnered to launch Biography Presents: History, Herstory to showcase the narratives of women whose impacts on society are often overlooked.

The series spotlights some of history’s most prominent changemakers, including Harriet Tubman (pictured), Eleanor Roosevelt, Billie Jean King, Malala Yousafzai, Julia Child, Coretta Scott King, Frida Kahlo, Sacagawea, Jane Goodall, Joan of Arc, Maya Angelou and Ella Baker, among many others.

Each short is presented by a prominent female voice and includes Julianna Margulies, Kristin Davis, Laverne Cox, Bernice King, Deshauna Barber and Tiffanie Darke, among others.

Biography Presents: History, Herstory will broadcast throughout the month of March in primetime slots across History, Lifetime and A&E.

Nimble Dragon jets off to wedding island for C4

British pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Cardiff-based production shop Nimble Dragon to produce a wedding getaway series.

Sun, Sea and Brides to Be follows British wedding planners as they design faraway dream weddings for their brides and grooms on the island of Cyprus.

The 20 x 60-minute series captures the emotion as brides and grooms get set to tie the knot on the eastern Mediterranean island while navigating the choppy waters of wedding preparation, from lost rings to ruined dresses, forgotten speeches and missing cakes.

Channel 4′s David Sayer, head of daytime, commissioned Sun, Sea and Brides to Be.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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